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October 10, 2012

Faculty workshop to assist on information literacy core outcome

A hands-on workshop Oct. 19 will help faculty take steps toward seeking recommended status for courses in regard to information literacy, one of the undergraduate core curriculum's foundational outcomes.

"Preparing Your Course to Meet the Core Foundational Information Literacy Outcome," scheduled for 2-4 p.m. in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G980D, will focus on how to prepare the materials needed to complete the application for that recommendation. The workshop will be useful to those deciding if a course already meets the criteria as well as those considering changing a course so that it does.

The application is submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum Council, whose oversight duties include recommending courses to be part of the core curriculum.

Workshop organizers are Purdue University Libraries’ Curriculum Committee and the Provost’s Office of Assessment.

To assist application preparation, the workshop will alternate between brief presentations and time in small groups facilitated by faculty from Libraries who work with Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). The workshop will:

* Outline the materials needed to submit an application to the UCC.

* Assist with developing or honing information literacy-focused learning outcomes, lessons and assignments, and assessments to address the core information literacy key skills in a course.

* Offer consultations with Libraries faculty who work with the IMPACT program from 4 to 5 p.m. in the same room.

Registration is needed for this workshop. To register, go to https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6mRcTJqr4ibEZTf.

For more information, contact Clarence Maybee, assistant professor and information literacy specialist in Libraries, at cmaybee@purdue.edu or at 49-47603.